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Taking On China: 8 of the Country's Best Cities to Visit on Your Next Asian Adventure

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The very thought of navigating through China and having to choose which cities to visit and which to avoid, can seem daunting. Yet, with its complicated past, iconic monuments, fascinating architecture and intriguing cuisine, the world’s most populous country has so much to offer travelers.

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Dublin's 5-Star Shelbourne Hotel is Steps Away from History, Shopping & Stephen's Green

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Boasting impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades, our initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne Dublin indicated that this place was special. Completing some of their planned renovations over the coming months with the refurbishment of its heritage wing and deluxe rooms, the hotel will have a total of 265 freshly-appointed rooms and suites.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the "Best Business Hotel" in the Capital

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

A city known for luxury at a discount seems unlikely, but Kuala Lumpur is one such rare place. The capital city of Malaysia, "KL" as locals call it, offers an impressive density of five-star hotels, international fashion brand stores, and celebrated culinary destinations at notably bargain level prices. Amid a motley brigade of Asian Muslims, Indian immigrants, and hard-charging Chinese businessmen, Kuala Lumpur increasingly shines with its extensive roadways, LEED certified high-rises, and glittering "Twin Towers," thanks to its lucrative gas and oil industries.

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The Revitalized Condado Vanderbilt Looks to Regain its Prestigious Status as a Playground for the Elite

Dec 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has been a long time coming—ten years, to be exact. Finally re-opened this December, the once historic hotel has undergone a $200 million revitalization which included the construction of new Suite Towers.

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Christmas in Dublin: Where to Eat, Sleep & Enjoy the Season's Festivities

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city. Here’s a low-down on the upcoming seasonal celebrations, as well as choice places to stay, eat and enjoy exciting live performances.

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The Hotel in Stockholm Attracting Everyone From Justin Bieber to Wes Anderson & President Obama

Nov 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden has cool hotels, old ones and even properties on boats. But it only has one Grand Hôtel, an iconic, historic, ultra-luxe property personifying everything a truly great five-star hotel in a European capital should be. Which is why the likes of President Obama, Justin Bieber (not to mention some of the smartest, most distinguished and important people in the entire world since 1901), and Nobel Prize laureates have stayed there while in town to receive their honors.

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BMW and Relais & Châteaux Shack Up for Hotelier's 60th Anniversary

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On Wednesday, November 19, the BMW Group officially announced its partnership with Relais & Châteaux at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, to celebrate the hotelier's 60th anniversary year. Globally, the hospitality brand includes 520 hotels and gourmet restaurants in more than 60 countries. With this new joint venture, guests will be able to experience unique events, gourmet festivals and exclusive trips and invitations.

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Rome's Grand Hotel Via Veneto Boasts an Impressive Art Collection in its 19th Century Villas

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Rome is one of the world’s great art destinations thanks to unparalleled collections like the Vatican Museums, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and the Villa Borghese, not to mention all the ancient sites around the forum. However, one of the city’s luxury hotels is an art destination in and of itself.

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Secluded, Romantic & Lavish: Conrad Koh Samui is What Traveling Well is All About

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes I wonder if I chose a life of traveling or if it chose me; the age-old “What came first?” question. At five it was El Salvador, at 16 it was all about Costa Rica, and later Spain sealed my love for the world. A plethora of destinations followed over the years. Twenty five years after that first overseas trip, Thailand brought me right back to that same place of awe and discovery.  

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Unveils New Cabana Curated By Webster Boutique's CEO

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if there weren't already enough reasons to visit The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, now there's the recent opening of the Webster Cabana to draw you in. The luxury hotel has teamed up with high-end fashion boutique The Webster (which now has a location right across the street at the Shops at Bal Harbour), allowing the retailer's CEO and Co-Founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil to have full creative reign over the new 600-square-foot oceanfront cabana. 

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Throw a $25K NYE Party in Munich & Have a Chance at Winning a $3K Diamond

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s a lot of planning that goes into New Year’s Eve each year—what to wear, where to best celebrate, who you’re going to kiss at midnight—these are the questions that plague us as December rolls around. While some like quiet nights at home with their beau, we’d rather have that one-of-a-kind-movie-worthy type of event.

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Where to Go, What to Eat and Which Shows to See While in Glasgow, Scotland

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Glasgow, Scotland not only offers a rich vein of culture, shopping delight and diverse cuisine, but also an architectural fantasy. It’s a Victorian city with a 21st century attitude, all reflected in eclectic buildings, diverse theatrical and musical venues, and innovative restaurants and cafés. Here are five ways to enhance your enjoyment of a visit to Scotland’s largest and revitalized city.

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Live the Rockstar Life at Eden Rock St Barths' 16,000-Square-Foot Villa

Nov 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Sarah Gilbert

Our puddle-jumper flew over pool-blue water and red-tiled rooftops before threading its way through two jagged, green peaks, and as I gave a sharp intake of breath, landed perfectly on the second shortest runway in the Caribbean. An equally short drive later and we were being greeted by our personal butler at the door to Eden Rock’s Villa Rockstar.

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is Looking for their Next Iconic Dish from Rising JBF Chefs

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launched a new global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with world-renowned culinary arts organizations such as the James Beard Foundation to reinforce the brand’s commitment to culinary excellence and create a platform for rising star chefs.

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Belmond Grand Hotel Europe Unveils 3,770-Square-Foot Presidential Suite

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The five-star Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has unveiled six new grandiose suites created by Tihany Design, just in time for the property’s 140th anniversary next year. Designed to complement the historic hotel’s neo-baroque décor, the five new accommodations and the presidential suite are inspired by 20th century Russian artists and have been created from 19 first-floor rooms.

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